Category Archives: Appealable Orders

Denial of Summary Judgment: Ever Appealable?

Imagine you and your opposing counsel can stipulate to the facts in your case. You also agree that you win if the law is this and lose if the law is that. Both of you cross move for summary judgment. In a single order, the trial judge rules that your opponent has the better legal argument, denies your motion, and grants summary judgment against you. What may you appeal? Continue reading

SC Appellate Blunders for June 2016

Last month the South Carolina Court of Appeals issued over a dozen decisions on how you may lose an appeal without getting to the merits. This ranged from appealing unappealable orders, to raising issues that were not preserved at trial or that were resolved in a prior appeal, to improperly briefing issues in your appellate brief.  Continue reading